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Beef
114,000 fewer cattle on farms on 1 April
Darren Carty
Significant reductions in suckler cow and dairy female numbers.
28 May 2024 News
ICMSA challenges President Higgins’ comments on Irish farming
ICMSA president Denis Drennan said he wants to correct a number of misunderstandings in an interview given by President Higgins.
27 May 2024 News
ICMSA joins EU farmer protest in Brussels
Denis Drennan of the ICMSA has said that the same pressures of stress experienced by Irish farmers are also being felt by farmers in France, Germany, Denmark and Italy.
What are the best days for silage this week?
With a mixed forecast, Aidan Brennan says farmers may have to take chances when they come, rather than waiting for perfect conditions.
27 May 2024 Management
Farm-to-farm movements down over 40,000 head in 2024
Farm-to-farm movements reduced by over 28,000 head in Munster, while, in contrast, mart throughput has remained largely steady.
26 May 2024 News
Obsess about grass quality not peak milk - Teagasc
The biggest risk to milk production in mid-season is grass quality, head of dairy knowledge transfer at Teagasc Dr Joe Patton has said.
25 May 2024 News
Agri jobs: dairy farm manager wanted for 300-cow Cork farm
This week, dairy farms in counties Monaghan and Cork are on the hunt for farm workers, along with an opportunity for tractor drivers in Kilkenny.
25 May 2024 News
The Grass Week: keeping quality in grazing ground and fertilising second cuts
We are approaching the time of the year for grasses to head out, so it is also when grass quality can go downhill in grazing and silage swards.
25 May 2024 Grass & feeding
Dairy cull cow kill up 23,500 head in 2024
There were almost 115,000 dairy cull cows drafted for slaughter in the first four months of 2024, while the beef cull cow kill of over 42,000 head was steady with 2023 levels.
24 May 2024 News
105 dairy farmers defy Bord Bia calf slaughter rules
There has been a 40% reduction in the number of calves slaughtered this year compared to 2023, with close to 19,000 culled so far this year.
22 May 2024 News
West Cork co-ops top the 2023 league
The final figures are in for the cumulative 2023 monthly milk league, showing Drinagh paid the most for milk and Lakeland paid the least for milk in 2023, writes Aidan Brennan.
22 May 2024 Markets
Getting the most from milk recording results
Aidan Brennan looks at the importance of milk recording in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and says the results are not just to be used for identifying high SCC cows